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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does a licensed electrician cost per hour?

An electrician’s average hourly rate is $75, but this price can range from $45-$120, depending on the complexity of the job and the materials needed. The total cost will also vary depending on how long your job takes and if the electrician charges for travel time.

Your location may also be a factor in determining the hourly rate of performing electrical work on your home. To get an accurate estimate of how much electrical work will cost you, contact the best electricians near you to receive free quotes.

What do I need an electrician for?

Electricians can help with a variety of electricity-related jobs around your home. If you have a new home, they can install new wiring throughout. Or if you have an old home, they can help with wiring repair. 

If your lights keep flickering, circuit breakers seem to be faulty, or outlets don’t have any power, electricians can assist in sorting out the problem. Your house is full of electrical circuits, wiring and sockets that may need repair or updating. These tasks can be safely completed by electricians in your area.

Contact the best electricians near you today to start receiving free estimates for your project(s).

Do electricians do free estimates?

Yes, they do. Whether you’re looking for new electrical work or wiring repair, the electrician should offer you a free estimate. 

Go online to find the best electricians near you. After researching and finding a few pros who seem qualified for your job, go ahead and request a quote to find out how much those electricians will charge you.

How do I hire an electrician?

Go online to find a list of the best electricians in your area. View each individual electrician’s profile and learn more about their services and expertise. Then, read reviews from satisfied customers as well as any issues they may have encountered. This will help you find one with the right experience to work safely in your home.

You should also spend some time researching what qualifications and credentials they have. You might find information about their license on their profile, or you might need to check your local and state government’s website to verify their license. 

Once you’ve done a bit of research, ask to receive free estimates from several electricians in your area. Ultimately, hire the most qualified electrician who can complete your project at a reasonable price.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with an electrician during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation with an electrician during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensure that you are performing as much of the process digitally as possible. The best way to begin is by conducting an online search for local electricians. Ask if they can perform consultations over a phone or video call to comply with social distancing mandates. You should also discuss a strategy for how to complete the project during social distancing or whether the project should be completed once the pandemic has ended.

Is it worth it to hire an electrician?

Yes, it's usually worth it to hire an electrician instead of doing the work yourself.

Electrical work can be very dangerous. The pros spend many years working and studying before they become licensed and certified. That knowledge and training can help them work safely and perform the job without harming themselves or your home. 

Even a small wiring repair job can be unsafe if not done correctly. Hiring someone that has specialized training on how to do each specific job is the safest choice.

Get free estimates from the best electricians near you today.

What questions should I ask an electrician?

Here are a few questions you should ask any electrician you’re considering hiring:

  • Are you licensed or certified? A professional electrician should have this information ready and up to date. 
  • Do you have any references? Ask for references to learn about their work history from previous customers. You may be able to look online at reviews, but it’s also good to speak to someone to find out their experience with this electrician. 
  • What types of services do you offer? Whether you need repairs or installation services, make sure the electrician can perform the work you need.
  • How long will the job take? This will help you set expectations and rearrange your schedule (if needed).
  • Can you send me free estimates? Request a job quote or estimate. This will help with comparing different electricians. The numbers may vary, but be sure to factor in the experience of each person, as well as the scope of electrical work you’re asking about.

Contact the best electricians near you today to start receiving free estimates for your project.

How can I find out if an electrician is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Guidelines are available from both local and federal government agencies to clarify which services qualify as essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. To determine whether an electrician is considered an essential service provider in your area, check your city or state’s government websites.

For federal guidelines, consult CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 page, which outlines 16 critical infrastructure sectors. But not that some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire an electrician when social distancing?

If you decide to hire an electrician, choose virtual platforms for consultations like calling or video chats. Avoid any physical contact with the electrician, wave instead of shaking hands, stay 6 feet away, sanitize shared surfaces and use digital payment apps instead of cash.

Can I use digital payments to pay for electrical and wiring repair?

These days, many electricians will accept digital payments for electrical work and wiring repair instead of traditional cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped speed up the adoption of platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Square Cash, Venmo, Google Pay and others as a means of complying with social distancing guidelines.

As you search for electricians online, ask whether they’ll accept digital payment and set up a strategy for staying safe. 

Reviews for Raleigh electricians
Aled r.
Carolina's Handy ServicesCarolina's Handy Services
Aled r.
this contractor is not A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN.
Edilson General ServicesEdilson General Services
Shell K.
Excellent electrician. Prompt and accurate.
Edilson General ServicesEdilson General Services
Michael s.
Ellis Home Services LLCEllis Home Services LLC
J. K.
The electrician was very responsive and fixed my electrical problem.
Edilson General ServicesEdilson General Services
Brendon R.
Great electrician, found the issues and solved them quickly. Will use again!
FPF Electrical Solutions ⚡️FPF Electrical Solutions ⚡️
James K.
Excellent guys great quality work they will definitely be my new electricians.
Felipe GuillenFelipe Guillen
J. K.
The electrician was professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this company for your electrical needs.
FPF Electrical Solutions ⚡️FPF Electrical Solutions ⚡️
Zulfiqar A.
The good electrician and an excellent human being. He knows what he is going.
Wired Right ElectricWired Right Electric
Marcus R.
We ask the pro, if he was a licensed electrician and we never heard back from him again.
J. K.
The electricians were professional, efficient, and expert. I highly recommend One Call Electric without reservation.
One Call Electric NC LLCOne Call Electric NC LLC
Bilal S.
Great service and very professional. I found an electrician for the future and highly recommend him and his team to everyone.
Felipe GuillenFelipe Guillen
Michael s.
Beware- NOT A LICENSE ELECTRICIAN. We reach out to victor arias morales with carolina handy services who advertising electrical work without a license. We will be turning him to the electrical state board for operations with NO LICENSE (919) 733-9042 to verified any electrician call the state board. They will be happy to assist you
Carolina's Handy ServicesCarolina's Handy Services
Walter P.
Eddin and his co-worker were amazing! Very professional and helpful. I will use them for all of my electrician needs!
Double electric serviceDouble electric service
Pat S.
They hustled over and solved a problem that Another electrician struggled with. The crew was prompt, polite, and cleaned up after themselves. A fair price, as well
Carolina's Handy ServicesCarolina's Handy Services
Jim P.
I was only allowed to select 3 compliments on the app. 919-electricnc did an amazing job installing 4 lights for me. Great electrician!
SD solution electric llcSD solution electric llc
Steven K.
Josh was outstanding in every way. Super responsive and intelligent. Loved meeting him and now know who I can call with any electrician related issues.
Lachmann’s Electrical Services LLCLachmann’s Electrical Services LLC
Elise Y.
Felipe did an absolutely fantastic job. I love that they explained everything to me in lamens terms. I will definitely be using them again next time I need an electrician!
Felipe GuillenFelipe Guillen
Steven S.
Excellent electrician for residential repairs and installations. Professional demeanor, knowledgeable, and excellent problem solving skills. Repaired 50 years of amateur hack jobs in less than 3 hours. Highly recommend.
Wired Right ElectricWired Right Electric
Lidia T.
He knew what he was doing and corrected mistakes made by other hired electricians. We highly recommend Triangle Electrical Solutions and if we need future help we will have them back.
Triangle Electrical SolutionsTriangle Electrical Solutions
Kenneth h.
Go electric is a very good company I would recommend them to anyone. They came out and solve my problem and did a awesome job. If you ever need a electrician please call on them.
Michael G.
Just had the best experience with an electrician that I have ever had. Easily understood my explanation of the problem and narrowed down the problem quickly. I would hire for all my electrical needs.
Wired Right ElectricWired Right Electric
Thumbtack Customer
My mom is on oxygen! Called Floyd today around 11:30. He came right out for a major short and resolved the issue quickly. He is now my electrician for sure. I will recommend him to everyone.
Cooke ElectricCooke Electric
we asked help pulling some permits for a job, but pro was not able to answer our request. NOT AN ELECTRICIAN . WHAT ASHAME. WE CAN NEVER FIND ANY ONE LICENSE HERE. WE JUST DIDNT WANT OUR HOME BURNED DOWN.
Ellis Home Services LLCEllis Home Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ben is our electrician for LIFE!He is honest, professional, prompt,efficient and reasonable. As a Realtor, I deal with s large number of trades folks and Ben is the absolute BEST! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Bob McKeel, Broker BHHS- Simpson Underwood Realty, Raleigh
Superior ElectricSuperior Electric
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